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Truckers Against Trafficking receives public awareness award
Two generations share life experiences
WDC recognizes staff during National Autism Awareness Month
E-cig use in youth triples since 2014
Three arrested for allegedly selling meth at Wadena motel
Panthers keep Wolverines out of win column
WDC girls tie for sixth at Bemidji Invite
Raiders pummel Panthers in 12-1 victory
Stokes claims two firsts for Raiders
Kern paces WDC boys' squad with 89
17 Years: Wegscheid bids farewell as township supervisor
Damlo steps into transit director position
Friendly Rider drivers win safety awards
Utecht shares stories of football, memory loss
Business briefs - April 9 edition
Actors find 'A Little Piece of Heaven'
Beautiful Wadena: Part 1
Winnie and me: Regale toad known throughout community
Community dinners continue April 28
Entertainment briefs - April 23 edition
Heltemes recognized for outstanding cookie sales
Watermelon, Arugula, Feta and Mint Salad
Seventh graders read Earth Day booklets to elementary students
Fourth-graders present 'Living Wax Museum'
WDC band students participate in Northwest Region Band Festival
Does the Minnesota State Patrol use dogs within its agency?
President signs VFW federal charter into law
Why are trucks with loud mufflers ticketed when motorcycles are not?
VA benefits spending varies by state
Is your cell phone spying on you?
Farmers hoping for rain
State record fish caught in Otter Tail County
July 16, 2012
Car seat clinic to be held in Menahga
Todd-Wadena Healthy Connections will hold a car seat inspection clinic July 19, from 3-7 p.m. in the Menahga school parking lot, a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal said. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the free safety inspection. A car seat inspection typically...
July 16, 2012 - 4:45am
Taking a step into my daughter's music
When I was pregnant with my daughter 14 years ago, I went to both Metallica and Kiss concerts. Metallica because her dad wanted to go and Kiss because I wanted to see them live. I grew up listening to my brothers play Kiss albums. I loved their make-up, costumes and theatrics, but...
opinion / music / entertainment
July 16, 2012 - 4:15am
July 10, 2012
WDC Summer Foods program provides free, healthy meals for youths
Watching her two children devour a nutritious meal at Wadena-Deer Creek School's Summer Food Program makes Deer Creek mom Angie Moats very happy. Moats...
food / education
July 10, 2012 - 2:00pm
June 30, 2012
Fishing camp offers aquatic knowledge
Kids in grades three to six can join the Minnesota DNR MinnAqua staff at Menahga's Spirit Lake Beach from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 for a day of exploring Minnesota's aquatic resources, according to a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. Participants will learn about fish...
news / outdoors
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 19, 2012
Funeral home under new ownership
After more than 50 years with the Johnson family, the Wadena funeral home service is under new ownership. Joe and Meg Schuller took over Johnson Memorial Home May 31 from retiring Jon and Henry Johnson. The new Schuller Family Funeral Home ownership includes the Johnson Memorial...
June 19, 2012 - 8:40pm
Two years after two tornadoes
Two years ago, twin EF4 tornadoes devastated Wadena and the rural areas of east Otter Tail County. Two years later, the survivors continue to move on with their lives. Rick and Gail Johnson of Wadena and Jim and Sandy Maloney of rural Deer Creek both had their houses totaled and...
June 19, 2012 - 10:30am
June 7, 2012
The vitamin lady's secret
There are plenty of news stories about the benefits of vitamins, but those stories never mention the "vitamin lady." Paul Ford of Hammond, Wis. shared the vitamin lady's secret with me many years ago, and now I'll share it with you. I was worn out when I met the vitamin lady....
June 7, 2012 - 4:00pm
June 5, 2012
PJ Penny Pincher Bargain: Family
$129.99 Certificate for a Melissa & Doug playset at An Open Book, located at 114 Jefferson St S., Wadena. Your price: $78.00 See attached PDF file for additional deals. To purchase certificates, Come to the Wadena Pioneer Journal Office, 314 S. Jefferson St., Wadena, to purchase...
June 5, 2012 - 3:33pm
June 1, 2012
Second annual "Affaire des Artes" kicks off today
Today's "Affaire des Artes" event features art and literary fairs, live music, storytelling, improv theatre and three Minnesota authors presenting talks, a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal said. The event is scheduled to take place in downtown Wadena's Burlington Northern...
June 1, 2012 - 7:14pm
Funds benefit area crisis center
Four youth with Bluffton's St. John the Baptist church raised nearly $3,000 for an area crisis organization, according to a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. After fundraising for almost two months, the youngsters gathered about $2,647 for the Wadena Area Crisis Pregnancy...
June 1, 2012 - 7:14pm
May 26, 2012
Pet expo to be held June 2 in Wadena
Wadena County Humane Society is hosting a pet expo June 2, near the 4-H building at the Wadena County Fairgrounds from 11 to 2 p.m., according to a press release sent to the Wadena Pioneer Journal. There will be activities for pets and owners, and events will be kid-friendly. Face...
May 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
May 22, 2012
The Bible answer to a contemporary question of the definition of marriage
"Does the Bible only define marriage one way?" That's a question that was recently asked of me. It gave me an opportunity to study and reflect on a very contemporary and important topic. I was glad that their question basically asked, "What does the Bible say about marriage?" It...
May 22, 2012 - 1:53pm
May 20, 2012
The Young Girls go on vacation
I found some old notes on a column I should have written many years ago, when The Young Girls were 16, 14 and 12.
May 20, 2012 - 12:26pm
Advocating is one of the best things you can do for your children
So your child has special needs. You've gone through steps to grieve it, accept it, educate yourself and move forward. But part of moving forward is making the decision of whether you want to become an advocate for your child's cause. You have made this decision with your actions,...
May 20, 2012 - 12:26pm
May 17, 2012
What It's Really Like to be a Mom
Before I had kids I remember hearing the phrase, "You'll never really understand what it's like to be a mom until you are one." I have to admit...
May 17, 2012 - 1:36pm